Full copyright protection should only be granted to works that have been registered by their authors.

Unregistered works should only get moral rights protection, in order to prevent unnecessary and unwanted protection of works. To encourage the use of registration systems, any legal mechanism intended to strengthen copyright protection beyond what is required in binding international treaties (such as additional terms of protection, additional rights or additional enforcement mechanisms) should be made conditional on registration. In addition, there should be an easy, legally recognized way to dedicate works to the Public Domain at all stages of their life.

Opened Book - Joannes Bemme, 1785 - 1818
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